Design of Everyday Things

29th March 2012 (

Donald Norman's best-selling plea for user-friendly design, with more than 175,000 copies sold to date, is now a Basic paperback. First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came service.

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9th January 2012 (

The Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana was established at Queen's by Dr. Lorne Pierce (1890-1961) and his wife, Edith Chown. Lorne Pierce devoted his life to the promotion of Canadian literature.


All That I Am

4th Oct 2011 (

One September morning, elderly Ruth Wesemann wakes to the sound of a parcel being delivered to her door. Inside she finds a tattered little notebook.

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The Jungle

9th March 2011 (

The extraordinary new adventure from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author. Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands.

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The Edible Garden

27th December 2010 (

Follows "Gardeners' World" presenter Alys Fowler as she takes up the challenge to prepare at least one meal a day using only home-grown produce.

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My Booky Wook

2nd December 2010 (

The controversial, unexpurgated, and hilarious life story of the nation's hottest comedian -- in his own words.

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A Big House For Little Men

4th November 2010 (

Growing up in a family of eight in an Irish neighborhood ghetto in Boston, Massachusetts, is not an easy life. Cody realizes early on that a kid from this neighborhood can

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13th October 2010 (

Thirteen-year-old Ali Warner discovers that she has been chosen to stop the elementals mysterious beings from a neighboring.

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The Fort

4th October 2010 (

The Penobscot Expedition is an extraordinary story, one that has fascinated the author for years, and will now fascinate his readers.

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Blood and Justice

25th February 2010 (

Blood and Justice by Peter Moore describes the ancient and medieval theories of blood and the history of early experimentation into transfusion.

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Memory and Emotion

25th February 2010 (

Tracing the history of memory research from its birth over a century ago to our current understanding of the origins of emotions, memories, and learning, James McGaugh, a leader in the field of memory research for over twenty-five years, delivers the story in a manner difficult to forget.

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The House of the Seven Gables

11th November 2009 (

Pyncheon House, a 19th-century New England mansion, is beset with problems. Accusations of witchcraft are in the air, and a relative is soon to return from prison.

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The Law of Nines

15th September 2009 (

Fans of Terry Goodkind's hugely popular fantasy series The Sword of Truth have been itching for his new stand-alone novel The Law of Ninesever since word of it leaked earlier this year. Goodkind's publisher, Putnam, is clearly hoping Nines will appeal not only to that core audience but to lovers of thrillers as well.

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The Meaning of Matthew

15th September 2009 (

The courage of Judy Shepard is almost unfathomable. It's been more than 10 years since the brutal murder of her son Matthew, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student who was killed because of his sexual orientation.

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To the auction house: Virginia Woolf beach is sold for £80,000

15 July 2009 (

It boasts golden sand, cosy dunes that give respite against the winds – and a vista with a very famous literary connection. Little wonder, then, that Upper Towans beach in Gwithian, Cornwall, caused a fierce bidding war when it went on sale at an auction today. After interest from as far afield as Russia and the US, the beach and its view, widely believed to have been the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse, was sold for £80,000 – £30,000 more than the guide price. The plot, covering 30 hectares (76 acres), was bought by an unnamed woman with Cornish connections. What she will do with this little chunk of paradise is unclear. The buyer is not allowed to develop it, dig it up or stop other people from using it – although she may be able to make a little money from donkey rides or selling ice cream.

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Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

Since 1973 over 10 million copies of READER'S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold. And now, the definitive ''on-the-job'' manual has just gotten bigger and better than ever. The editors of Reader's Digest and The Family Handyman magazine have joined forces to completely revise, update, rewrite, and redesign this home improvement classic.

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'The House of Wittgenstein'

10 April 2009 (

In his 2007 book, “Fathers and Sons,” Alexander Waugh — son of the satirist Auberon Waugh and grandson of the novelist Evelyn Waugh — created a spirited, Dickensian portrait of his extended family: a highly eccentric, often outlandish clan, endowed with extraordinary literary gifts and, in many cases, a shocking absence of parental skills.

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Top Diet Books of 2009

10 April 2009 (

It hasn't taken long, but it seems most of us here in the GLAMOUR office have given up on our New Year's resolutions and are back to our old vices already. But if, like us, you're determined to get back on track, lose those Christmas pounds and see in 2009 in healthy style, take a look at our pick of January's most slimming reads - from hypnosis to lemon juice, there's sure to be a diet somewhere in here for you.

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Galileo Goes to Jail, edited by Ronald L. Numbers

10 April 2009 (


FOR evidence of religion's centuries-old hostility toward science, Galileo is the go-to guy. His belief in a Copernican universe led to his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the church, or so the story often goes. But is it true? In his contribution to Galileo Goes to Jail, Maurice Finocchiaro explains that while Galileo was interrogated, forced to recant and sentenced to house arrest, he was never (with the unlikely but possible exception of three undocumented days) jailed or subjected to torture. This is just one of 25 myths about science and religion tackled in the scholarly and well-researched collection put together by Ronald Numbers. In nearly every case the myths are not so much busted as deflated. Each story is littered with grey areas and is always more complicated than it seems.

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‘Voice of the Century’ Broke Racial Barriers

3 April 2009 (

In the early 1930s, years before the concert at the Lincoln Memorial that made her an international symbol of the American civil rights movement, Marian Anderson, the great Philadelphia-born contralto, was probably better known overseas than she was in the United States. Anderson’s concerts, which combined opera arias and German lieder with black spirituals, won over not just crowds and critics but also Europe’s classical music luminaries. After she performed at the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’s country house in 1933, singing his compositions in his native language, he called out for “not coffee, but champagne.

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Almighty Empire With a Global Reach

31 march 2009 (

In their new book, “God Is Back,” John Micklethwait, editor in chief of The Economist, and Adrian Wooldridge, that magazine’s Washington bureau chief, argue that religion is “returning to public life” around the world, that “the great forces of modernity — technology and democracy, choice and freedom — are all strengthening religion rather than undermining it,” that these days “religion is playing a much more important role in public and intellectual life.” They assert that “religion is becoming a matter of choice,” something that individuals themselves decide to believe in instead of something imposed upon them, and that “the surge of religion is being driven by the same two things that have driven the success of market capitalism: competition and choice.

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A Big House For Little Men

I bought the book and loved it i wish cody ,aka mikey was still there to take care of bernard piscopo that killed my son i dont beleive that justice was served that he only got six years for taking my son from me,
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By Adam, 22 Nov 10

Human Traces - Sebastian Faulks

individuals. Set during the late nineteenth century, in an era when the fledging sciences of psychology and psychiatry were only just beginning to set down roots and when the work of Darwin had invigorated the scientific community, the novel offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of the concept of mental health.
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By Barrak, 08 Jun 10

The Politics of Global Regulation

Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods bring together leading experts to present an analytical framework to explain regulatory outcomes at the global level and offer a series of case studies that illustrate the challenges of a global economy in which many institutions are less transparent and are held much less accountable by the media and public officials than are domestic institutions. They explain when and how global regulation falls prey to regulatory capture, yet also shed light on the positive regulatory changes that have occurred in areas including human rights, shipping safety, and global finance. This book is a wake-up call to proponents of network governance, self-regulation, and the view that technocrats should be left to regulate with as little oversight as possible.
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By Woolman, 19 Aug 09


In 1904, engineers trying to bypass the Colorado River’s silt-clogged irrigation canals dug one ditch too many. When the river next surged, it burst its perforated banks and spilled waywardly for two years into a dry California lake bed.

That mistake is now the Salton Sea, the state’s largest lake. For a while it was a fortunate disaster — a waterskiers’ and fishermen’s mecca, a vacation spot more popular than Yosemite, and the pride of Imperial County.
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By Yally, 04 Aug 09

The Informers

One hallmark of a gifted novelist is the ability to see the potential for compelling fiction in an incident, anecdote or scrap of history, no matter how dry or seemingly obscure, that others have overlooked. By that standard and several others, the career of Juan Gabriel Vásquez, a Colombian writer born in 1973, is off to a notable start with “The Informers,” his ambitious first novel.

His subject is one of the least-known episodes of World War II. Fearful of Nazi influence in Latin America, the United States, acting through J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. and the State Department, compiled a list of suspected Axis sympathizers and then pressured compliant governments to intern those named, often on the basis of sketchy or dubious intelligence.
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By Timy, 04 Aug 09

Books Are Among The Most Popular Activities

Did you know that reading and even writing books are among the most popular spare time activity for many people? Can you imagine a world without books? Where would this world be today if it was not for people’s ability to write down and document such things as discoveries, history and knowledge? Without the books there is no way we would have been able to keep all of their information alive.

People use books for all kinds of purposes not only for learning. Some folks just want to get away and they use books to do so. They read books which make them able to get “lost” in their imagination, which is a wonderful way to relax and dream yourself away for a little while. Nothing wrong with that, it can actually be quite therapeutic if you are living a hectic lifestyle.
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By Gambir, 31 Jul 09

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